As everyone else heads out on their tasks, Angel turns to Cordy, but she stops him before he can give her any orders, and tells him that he's hiding in the cage so he won't have to face the others. They exposition about their matching hair shirts, and Angel once again worries about the foreshadowing. Oops, I meant to say, "worries that the spell will wear off." Cordy says, "The Powers need a champion, Angel. And obviously, they need one pretty bad, the way things are going." I was going to put a "[sic]" because she should have said "badly," but then I suddenly wondered if she meant exactly what she said. I'm probably overanalyzing, though, right? Hm. Cordy adds that Angel might be "their only hope, Obi-Wan." Angel wonders why she's calling him a pale kimono sash, but assumes it's some kind of fashion-related compliment and smiles. Cordy makes yet another speech about how Angel isn't Angelus and unlocks the cage. Angel steps out, and Cordy repeats, "You're not Angelus." We get a close-up of her putting the keys to the cage in her pocket, and I have no idea why that was such an important point to make. Maybe it'll matter later. She takes his hand and starts toward the stairs. Angel (or is it? No, in fact, it isn't) vamps out and snarls, "Guess again!"
A commercial break gives Cordy time to form a plan, so when we return, she quickly kicks Angelus in the crotch, then punches him. He releases her as he's knocked back, and she quickly hops into the cage and pulls the door shut. Pretty smart. Except she has to hold the door shut, which means she's within reach. Angelus grabs her by the hair and slams her head into the bars. She drops to the floor, unconscious. "Stay down!" Angelus orders, and then heads upstairs rather merrily.